Pronto Vaticano – Working the Vatican switchboard

It appears when one calls the Vatican you don’t get the “Press 1 for . . .” option.  Instead you get an actual human.

It’s a pretty interesting article, these pieces stood out:

  • “People ask us: ‘So you really work on Christmas? You work on Easter?’ ” she said. “Of course we do. The church is a mystic body. I feel that we are the heart of the church. And the heart never stops.”
  • At least once a day, someone insists on speaking, urgently and directly, with Pope Benedict XVI himself. The sisters respond with tact and prudence. They never say an outright “No.”
  • The sisters work from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. They recognize and tolerate certain regulars. One frequent caller identifies himself as Saint John the Baptist. He’s harmless, though he gets touchy if they don’t address him as “Saint John.”

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